High-quality child care produces a stimulating, secure and loving atmosphere for the little one.

Focusing on children's wellbeing and ecological exposures in child care centers is Essential for several reasons: Since they display exploratory behaviors that put them in direct contact with contaminated surfaces, they're more likely to be vulnerable to some contaminants found. They're also less developed immunologically, physiologically, and neurologically and are more prone to the negative effects of toxins and chemicals. Children spend a whole lot of time in child care settings. Many babies and young children spend as many as 50 hours each week, in child care.

Nationally, 13 million children, or 65 percent of U.S. kids, spend some part of the afternoon in child care and at California alone, roughly 1.1 million children five decades or younger attend child care. In this exact same condition, many adults might also be subjected as roughly 146,000 employees work 40 hours or more a week child care centers. Child care environments include substances which may be harmful for kids. Recent studies suggest that lots of child care environments might contain pesticides, allergens, volatile organic compounds from cleaning agents and sanitizers, and other contaminants which may be toxic to children's wellbeing.

Nevertheless, little is understood about what environmental and chemical exposures they might be getting in these configurations. To fill this gap, we quantified. Outcomes of the study were reported on the California Air Resources Board. Our findings help inform policies to lower accidents to children, encourage training and workshops to educate child care providers about methods to lower children's environmental exposures (ex. Using integrated pest management to decrease pesticide usage ), and search for future research.

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Washing Your Baby’s Clothes
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Washing Dishes
Washing Dishes
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Make a Bed
Make a Bed
It might be a dying art, but learning how to make a bed is a valuable skill.
Sweep a Floor
Sweep a Floor
Give a kid a broom, and you are likely to see dirt flipping everywhere except in a pile.
Mop a Floor
Mop a Floor
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Energizing Storytime with Children [Webinar]

In this session, we were joined by Dr. Regina Rees, from Tools for Life. Dr. Rees talked about how storytime is a powerful way to introduce children to language, feelings,...

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In this session, we were joined by Dr. Regina Rees, from Tools for Life. Dr. Rees talked about how storytime is a powerful way to introduce children to language, feelings,...

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In this session, we were joined by Dr. Regina Rees, from Tools for Life. Dr. Rees talked about how storytime is a powerful way to introduce children to language, feelings, sequence, and new ideas. 

🎤Our Special Guest!

Dr. Regina Rees

Dr. Regina Rees has been a teacher and literacy specialist for over 40 years and a storyteller for 35 years. Regina joined Tools for Life in 2016, where she serves as Senior Training and Development Consultant. In addition to her work as an associate professor at the Beeghly College of Education, Youngstown State University, she has presented seminars at many local, state, and national educational conferences. As a storyteller, Regina has presented programs and workshops at schools, conferences, and community events. Her work with Tools for Life includes developing curriculum material and providing numerous training sessions in Canada and the United States. Regina believes that integrating stories into all areas of the curriculum motivates children and enhances learning. Storytime should be a vital part of the day with children..

🧪Key Learning Outcomes From Dr. Rees

  • It’s critical for young children to develop language. 
  • Language develops through listening to the world around us.
  • Reading out loud and storytelling are our best ways to give children a rich language experience. 
  • Reading out loud has been found to be the single most important activity for building knowledge expected for success for reading. It is KEY! 
  • At least 15 minutes starting at birth is important to read to children. 
  • Reading is all about social and emotional skills. When you read to a child, it’s a social experience. You model reading and help the children acquire language skills. 
  • There is no excuse to eliminate reading with children! 
  • It’s a great introduction to storytelling sequencing (beginning, middle, and end). Reading opens a child’s mind to more imagination.
  • With children who are younger, like infants or toddlers, don’t pick a story that’s too long.
  • The three R’s to reading are repetition, rhythm, and rhyme!

✨Resources

  • [Webinar] – Social Skills for Play and Learning 
  • [Podcast] – Tools to Manage Social Stress in the Early Years 
  • Check out Tools for Life, Better Beginnings 
  • Tools for Life Family Storytime – The most important time of the day! 
  • [Handout] – Tools for Life Storytelling Series: Create Your Own Storytelling

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